Analysis of Content
a2r Philelphus, Franciscus: Epistolae. ‘Leonardo Iustiniano'. Incipit: ‘[Q]uod nihil apud me duxerim antiquius beniuolentia tua . . .’ See P‑259.
Imprint: [Basel: Johann Amerbach, not after 1488?]. 4°.
Collation: a–z A–K8 L10.
Hain: HC *12929;
Goff: Goff P‑587;
BMC: BMC III 750;
Proctor: Pr 7622;
Others: BSB‑Ink P‑429; Sack, Freiburg, 2853; Sheppard 2425.
Copy number: P-261(1)
Wanting the blank leaf a1.
Binding: Contemporary blind-tooled German calf over wooden boards with one metal catch and remains of two clasps; triple fillets form a double frame. Within the outer frame a repeated ‘Maria' scroll and a fleuron at each corner. In the inner rectangle curved-outline tools make up merrythoughts, each containing the fleuron, which is repeated on the spine. ‘Inc. No. 4' in black ink on a modern rectangular label at head of upper cover.
Size: 217 × 160 × 57 mm.
Size of leaf: 211 × 140 mm.
A few early pointing hands and a note, on L10r, on chronology and the name of the months, in the same early German hand that wrote the ownership note.
On a2r a six-line initial ‘Q' is supplied in blue on a square yellow ground with red pen-work decoration. Other initials are supplied in red or blue.
Provenance: Doksany (Doxan), Bohemia, Premonstratensians; inscription in a contemporary hand on the front pastedown: ‘Liber monasterii Dogxan'. Purchased, with P‑265 and P‑268, on 6 June 1885 from Gilhofer & Ranschburg, Catalogue 3 (1885), nos 74-6 for Fl. 6 each (Fl. 18 in total); see Library Bills, 23 June 1885.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 4Q 6.24.
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